Fontys University of Applied Sciences

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Fontys University of Applied Sciences
Fontys Hogescholen
Logo Fontys University of Applied Sciences.jpg
Motto Think bigger
Established 1996
Type University of Applied Sciences
Admin. staff 4.000
Students 40.000
Location Netherlands Several locations in the south of the Netherlands
Website Website Fontys University of Applied Sciences

Fontys University of Applied Sciences is a Dutch university of applied sciences with several campuses located in the southern Netherlands. It offers 200 bachelor and master programs in the fields of technology, economics, social work, health care and teacher training.[1] A selection of these programs is offered in English.


Fontys University of Applied Sciences presents itself as a learning community, which means that the focus of learning is on the development of professional and personal competences in small student groups, in close interaction with the society. Fontys maintains close relationships with industry, business and public services.

The overall management of Fontys University of Applied Sciences lies with the Executive Board. Both the Executive Board and the individual schools call upon the Fontys Support Unit for a range of services. The Support Unit itself comprises a series of departments including ITC services, Student facilities, Administration and Domestic facilities.

Fontys is based in the south of the Netherlands near the border with Germany and Belgium. The two largest Fontys campuses are located in the cities of Eindhoven and Tilburg. In Venlo, Fontys has recently established an International Campus.


Over 3,500 out of the 40,000 Fontys students come from abroad; they represent more than 70 countries around the world, with a large delegation from Germany. Many of these international students are enrolled as exchange students or degree students in English-taught bachelor and master programmes, often offered in cooperation with Fontys’ partner universities in other countries.

All Fontys degree programmes are accredited by the Dutch-Flemish Accreditation Organisation (NVAO) or equivalent British accreditation bodies. Fontys has signed the ‘Code of Conduct with respect to international students in Dutch higher education.’This code sets out standards for Dutch higher education in their dealings with international students.


Fontys provides full-time degree programmes. A selection of these programmes is offered in English or German.

English language bachelor's degree programs[edit]


  • Business Engineering
  • Business Information Systems
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Embedded Software
  • Embedded Systems
  • Information Communication Technology
  • International Business and Management Studies
  • Mechatronics Robotics
  • Physiotherapy English Stream


  • Academy for Circus and Performance Art
  • Dance Academy


  • International Business Economics
  • International Business and Management Studies
  • International Marketing
  • International Fresh Business Management

German language Bachelor's degree programs[edit]


  • International Business Economics (some parts are conducted in English)
  • International Business and Management Studies (offered only in English)
  • International Marketing (some parts are conducted in English)
  • International Fresh Business Management
  • Industrial Product Design (language mix Dutch-German)
  • Mechatronics
  • Engineering (language mix Dutch-German)
  • Logistic Management
  • Software Engineering
  • Management Informatics

English language Master's degree programs[edit]


  • Special and Inclusive Education


  • Master of Science in Business and Management
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Science in International Logistics and International Supply Chain Management[2]

Exchange programs[edit]

The campuses are equipped with computer rooms, libraries and student restaurants. Wireless internet is available throughout the campuses, enabling students to bring their laptop. In this way students can work, study, search for information whenever they want.

The Student Facilities department at Fontys University of Applied Sciences offers advice and support about financial affairs, course-related matters, practical matters, sports facilities and student associations, supervises during the course of studies and provides information about events relating to the study process.[3]


  1. ^ "Fontys website: introduction". Retrieved 2012-03-20. 
  2. ^ Logistics Education
  3. ^ "Fontys website: student facilities". 2008-01-04. Retrieved 2012-03-20. 

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